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 Cutting time

A businessman named Fred was moving into a new house.  Fred decided to hire a friend – we’ll call her Sally -- to landscape his grounds.  Sally had a doctorate in horticulture. She was extremely knowledgeable, extremely bright.

Well, Fred had a great vision for his grounds, but he was very, very busy.  He traveled a lot, and so he kept emphasizing to his friend the need to create a garden in such a way that it would require very little maintenance on his part.  He said that automatic sprinklers were an absolute necessity, and he was always on the lookout for labor saving devices and other ways of cutting time.  

Finally, Sally leveled with him.  “Fred, I can see what you’re saying, but there is one thing you need to deal with before we go any further.  If there is no gardener, Fred, there is no garden.”